Celebrating the shepherd and guardian of our souls

By: By Msgr. Stuart Swetland Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 11 Acts 2:14a,36-41; Psalm 23:1-3a,3b-4,5,6; 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10:1-10 Happy Mother’s Day! In this month which is dedicated to honoring Mary, the mother of our Lord and the mother of all Christians, we give thanks and praise to God for the gift of our […]

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Bloomington’s Sr. Rita Ann named to head Ursuline province

Photo Caption: Sister Rita Ann Bregenhorn, OSU, will serve a three-year term as leader of the Ursuline Sisters of the Central Province. By: By Jennifer Willems ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Sister Rita Ann Bregenhorn, OSU, pastoral associate at St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington for the last 17 years, has been installed as the […]

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Msgr. Wellman, nearing golden jubilee, moving to senior status

Photo Caption: Msgr. Wellman will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for his golden jubilee and retirement at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Sacred Heart, Moline, where he has been pastor since 2001. By: By Jennifer Willems Editor’s note — This article was part of “Jubilarians 2014,” a 20-page special section in the May 11 […]

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Meet the four who will be ordained priests on May 24

Photo Caption: All four transitional deacons are completing studies for the priesthood at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. By: By Tom Dermody Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will ordain four men to the priesthood on Saturday, May 24, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will […]

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Women’s Care Center dinner event planned for May 10

One hundred babies. That’s how many lives the Women’s Care Center in Peoria has been able to spare by offering loving care and support to mothers in crisis pregnancies — and it hasn’t even been open a full year yet. To make certain that ministry to families like these can continue, a Commitment to Life […]

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Funeral Mass Tuesday for Sr. Anna Marie Scheirer, OSB

Photo Caption: Sister Anna Marie’s ministry was dedicated to teaching in schools of the Diocese of Peoria and care for the elderly. WEST PEORIA — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Sister Anna Marie Scheirer, OSF, on Tuesday, May 6, in the chapel of Immaculate Conception Convent, 2408 W. Heading Ave. Visitation […]

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Fr. Claude Peifer, OSB, dies; abbot emeritus of St. Bede

Photo Caption: A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Claude will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at St. Bede Abbey Church in Peru. PERU — Father Claude (John) Peifer, OSB, abbot emeritus of St. Bede Abbey, a former teacher at St. Bede Academy, and an internationally recognized scholar in Scripture, died […]

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Family Resources Center’s “Festival of Life” is May 3

For the first time, the annual “Spring Festival of Life” dinner and auction benefiting the Family Resources Center in Peoria will be hosted at the center itself. The pro-life, pro-family outreach moved to its new Monroe Street location across from the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria last October. Goals of this year’s ninth annual festival […]

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